Quarantine birthday ideas
Got your birthday coming up and still in lockdown? While celebrating it with friends and family may seem like a far-fetched dream at the moment, what if we tell you we have some super-cool birthday ideas up our sleeves to turn your quarantine birthday into an epic bash! (While still maintaining social distance, of course).
1. Set a party theme
The secret to a perfect quarantine birthday celebration is an amazing theme! Set the tone of the party and ask your family, flatmates — or whoever you are spending the lockdown with — to help you put it all up together.
Recommended Insta-worthy birthday party themes:
- Beach party theme
- Bollywood theme
- Game night theme
- Black and White theme
If you don't have a flair for drama, and want to skip the whole facade of setting up a theme, simply decorate!
But wondering where to hunt confetti and decorations in the middle of a lockdown? You can hang those Diwali lights back up. If you have some spare candles lying around, get them too.
And if you can't find anything at all, put your pretty house lamps to good use. Set the vibe with some mood lighting.
3. Host a virtual birthday party
How can a list of quarantine birthday ideas not mention the Zoom call? You can also set up a video call via other apps such as Google Hangouts or Houseparty and get all your loved ones together!
Bonus: Looking for surprise birthday ideas for her? Personalise a radio show with her favourite songs and a heartwarming private message.
4. Send an e-invite
Send out detailed e-invites to your guests with the correct links to your virtual party. And, make sure they RSVP!
It's also a good idea to set a start and end time, just so things are organised and your guests can plan their day accordingly. Additionally, if you are inviting friends from other parts of the world, don't forget to mention their local time.
5. Get glam!
Just because you are throwing a birthday party at home, doesn't mean you need the spend the day in those lousy pyjamas. Clean up, get dressed. After all, if you look good, you feel good.
6. Bake a cake (of course!)
Awesome birthday ideas are always topped with delicious birthday cakes! And since we know you maybe avoiding a store-bought cake, we recommend baking one.
And if you can't find all the ingredients, there are tons of eggless, no bake and 3 ingredient cake recipes doing the rounds!
7. Whip up some snacks
What's the recipe for amazing birthday ideas during quarantine? Well, lots of food!
This year, however, we suggest moving over the usual popcorn, chips and samosas and whip up some viral lockdown recipes instead!
8. Don't forget your neighbours
Take the pandemic as an opportunity to reach out to all those around. Share a slice of cake with your neighbours or some yummy snacks with your security guards.
9. Plan some activities
There are tons of birthday ideas to get your video call rolling! Hire a professional musician to play your favourite songs and keep your guests entertained during the virtual birthday party.
Or organise some fun-filled virtual games, and you'll know why they are the best birthday celebration ideas to do at home!
Recommended virtual party games:
- Never Have I Ever
- Most Likely To
- Cards Against Humanity
- Heads Up!
10. Take tons of pictures
Okay, be honest — how often are you going to dress up amidst the lockdown? Hardly ever, right! So, make use of this rare opportunity, record every moment of your Zoom call, click a gazillion pictures and fill your feed!